SHI-LONG LANG AND THE WOLF DETECTIVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~CHAPTER ONE~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Shi-Long Lang had a new idea to improve the law enforcement in Zheng Fa, and he was bursting with excitement as he strode through the doors purposefully. He had extensively studied the writings of Lang Zi and had come to the conclusion that in order to flourish, the Criminal Affairs of Zheng Fa needed some mother-freakin' wolves. After all, in the writings of Lang Zi, Shi-Long had found the phrase "It is the responsibility of the noble wolf leader to protect his pack," so obviously, what Zheng Fa needed was a WOLF DETECTIVE, HELL YEAH.

Following Agent Lang through the doors was a wolf named "Zhen Hu." Zhen Hu did not know he was about to become Zheng Fa's very first wolf detective, but he was still very excited, because he had seen a squirrel on his way into the building. Zhen Hu's tongue lolled out of the side of his mouth and his tail started wagging as he thought about chasing the squirrel.

"Number ones!" yelled Lang, instantly getting the attention of everyone in the room. "I'd like you to meet Wolf Detective number one, Zhen Hu!"

Agent number one looked over at Zhen Hu. "Aw, man, Shi-Long," he said, "I thought we agreed that all that wolf stuff in Lang Zi's writing was metaphorical."

"That's right!" replied Lang, "It was all a metaphor for wolf detectives!" ((Shi-Long Lang did not really "get" the concept of metaphors.))

Agent number one knew when not to pursue an argument with Lang. A different number one scratched Zhen Hu behind the ears while several number ones looked on in mild amusement. Zhen Hu smelled beef jerky.

"What are you waiting for, men?" asked Lang, "Shouldn't you be getting number one here a new badge and gun?"

Number one looked puzzled. "He's a wolf, sir. He can't shoot a gun and he has nowhere to carry his badge."

"Well, then you'd better get him a coat to carry his badge and a holster for his gun. We can't just not let him carry them!" replied Shi-Long, "For it is written by Lang Zi, 'The leader of the pack treats even the lowliest wolf as his own brother,' and I know I would let my brother carry a badge and gun if he were an officer of the law!"

The office erupted into cheers. Zhen Hu scratched behind his ears with his leg. He hadn't been this excited since the referee the next town over realized that there was nothing in the rulebook that said a wolf couldn't play basketball. Lost in thought, Zhen Hu barely noticed as number one slapped a stylish dark gray trenchcoat on his back, pinned a badge to the front chest pocket, and stashed a gun (safety on, of course) in one of the hidden inside pockets.

As he snapped out of his reverie, Zhen Hu was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. He reached into his inner pocket, pulled out a pair of sunglasses, and slid them over his eyes. None of the number ones were sure just how he was able to do that with his paws. ((IMPORTANT NOTE: At the exact same time that Zhen Hu was putting on his sunglasses, the riff from "Wild Thing" was playing on a nearby radio.))

WELL, THAT'S THE STORY OF HOW ZHEN HU WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE RANKS OF THE ZHENG FA POLICE DEPARTMENT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE EXCITING ADVENTURES OF SHI-LONG LANG AND ZHEN HU!


Next chapter: Shi-Long and Hu bust up a drug ring!